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How to Protect Yourself from the Dangers of Excessive Heat
Prolonged exposure to high summer temperatures can affect the whole body. Here’s how to outsmart a heat wave and keep your body functioning at its best.
Six Everyday Habits That Could Hurt Your Eyesight
An ophthalmologist explains how common habits, like excessive screen time or rubbing your eyes, can impact your eyesight more than you think.
Your Monkeypox Questions, Answered
Infectious diseases expert Dr. John Zurlo breaks down what you need to know about monkeypox and how to protect yourself from getting sick.
Surprising Reasons Why It’s So Important to Get Your Hearing Checked
If you are experiencing problems with your hearing, it’s important to see an audiologist for a hearing test and possibly an ear cleaning.
Common GI Symptoms That Should Never Be Ignored
Occasional heartburn is one thing, but recurring symptoms can indicate a more serious problem.
Living with Heart Failure: Treatments & Lifestyle Changes for a Fuller Future
Heart failure can be treated and managed better than ever before—here’s how you can live a longer, fuller life.
Don’t Hit Snooze On Your Brain Health: How Sleep and Strokes Are Related
Poor sleep can put you at risk for stroke, and vice versa. Here’s what you need to know about how to keep your brain healthy and identify a sleep disorder.
How to Prevent Lyme Disease and Protect Yourself From Tick Bites
When left untreated, Lyme disease can lead to long-term side effects like chronic weakness and even facial paralysis.
How to Navigate a Healthy Prenatal Diet
A balanced, nutritious diet is important for both your and your baby’s health. Here’s what to focus on eating while pregnant.
Strange Symptoms Men Shouldn’t Ignore
Urologist Dr. Perry Weiner explains symptoms that you shouldn’t ignore and hope they go away. Now is not the time to delay your care.
Signs of Aging You Shouldn’t Ignore
Symptoms that prohibit the way you function shouldn’t just be expected as you grow older. Know the healthy and not-so-healthy signs of aging.